New York City. Home of some of the largest skyscapers in the world. These massive steel structures would not be possible without construction workers building them and maintaining them day in and day out. Construction sites are not limited to skyscrapers as they are on the roads, bridges, tunnels, trains and even private residential homes.
The nature of the business is dangerous. However, that does not excuse accidents that take place on site. There are strict safety standards that must be adhered to. When these are ignored and injury or death results you may be entitled to compensation.
When a construction accident happens, the owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for inadequate safety. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe site and to warn of known dangers. Even with these warning accidents happen on the job related to various reasons including:
- Crane Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Compressed Gases
- Skylight Installation Falls
- Roof Crush Accidents
- Floor Opening Falls
- Logging Accidents
- Welding Accidents
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos Disease
- Benzene Cancer
- Work-Related Auto Accidents
If you or someone you know was injured in a construction-related accident, the attorneys at Slater Slater Schulman LLP want to help. Some of the other personal injury actions in which we represent clients include: automobile accidents, slip/trip, and fall accidents and accidents occurring at schools. Contact us today for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (212) 481-7400 (New York City office) or at (631) 420-9300 (Long Island office).